God And Man Talk About Driving

God created the world and man and before – even Tom Cochrane, the Lord said, “this Life IS a Highway, sure to make you lose your mind. But not to worry, I have equipped you with gifts, and free will. Do as the Eagles advise and Take It easy, don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.

On this earth you and all of the creatures, even the Beatles have a Ticket to Ride.” And just like that man was hungry for the journey. Immediately he took off – with Meatloaf, like a Bat Out of Hell. On a dark desert highway, man listened to the Eagles all the way to Hotel California. He and Chuck Berry got their kicks going west and east on Route 66, but over time man learned, just like ACDC had, that he might be on a Highway to Hell.

Man was exhausted. If he was heading to where he should be, why was it so draining at times? Man cried out, “I Drove All Night, Lord.  I drove all night, just like Roy Orbison. He got an amazing talent, fame and money. All I got was lost, and my back hurts. It isn’t fair. Here I am, I Wallflower with One Headlight. But there’s got to be an opening somewhere here in front of me, through this maze of ugliness and greed. I’m just deflated, Lord, straight out of gas.”

The Lord replied, “slow down there Prince. You’re like a Little Red Corvette; moving too fast. Your life is not a Drive By, to be seen from the window of a Train. Every time you are On the Road Again, you are never alone. Whether you hear the voice of Willie Nelson, or Bob Seger, it is always me who is with you.”

Man looked again toward the Beatles and he asked the Lord, “maybe you can Drive My Car? Jesus, Take the Wheel like you did for Carrie Underwood!” Man pleaded, “Be like Melissa Ethridge and say to me ‘You Can Sleep While I Drive. I’ll go wherever you take me, Lord. You know best for me so I’ll just park myself right here and wait for you.”

“Child”, the Lord said, “I am the ruler of your spirit. You must guide your flesh throughout this world but we are better together. Lean into my spirit that resides within you. You always Ride Wit Me, like Nelly rides with City Spud. No more whining or excuses. Just Drive, like The Cars. Drive like Alan Jackson. Shut Up & Drive, like Rihanna. Take this JourneyFaithfully, because I will always have faith in you.

~ Kim Weingart

Enjoy The Ride 

  
The bumps in the road can sometimes feel too much. Our shocks may be starting to wear out and the ride seems to be getting rougher than normal. They may even be in desperate need of repair before we bottom out.  

 

The Master Traveler; God, knows the bumps before we do. If we allow Him to navigate and steer- He can avoid the bumps or protect us as we travel on those hard worn or stormy paths.   

 

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! 
This beautiful journey called life will always have unexpected twists and turns. Learn to get excited about the bumps like when you were a kid. Even when you can’t see the road, He knows just the right path to take. The bumps that shake and toss things around may actually be needed for things to be resettled and put back in God’s order. 

                                  ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

 

He makes me whole again,steering me off worn, hard paths to roads where truth and righteousness echo His name.                                      ~ Psalm 23:3 The VOICE

Spare Tire Tragedy

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We are all driving around town with a spare tire in our vehicles.
Some of us may not know exactly where it is located without getting out the trusty 12 inch thick car manual or taking an investigative look around in our car. Some spare tires are hidden. While some are located smack dab in the middle of the back of our vehicles for all to see.

How many of us see God as our spare tire at different times in our lives?

We only need Him when our life blows out or we hit a sharp nail that throws us off course.
We DO want Him to go everywhere with us. Just in case we need Him. A precautionary plan if needed.

Deuteronomy 31:8 says,
“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

We want to know that we can pull out our spare tire named, “Help Me, God” at any time to assist us in our travel crisis. After all we need to stop blocking traffic, get off the side of the road and back on the road with our lives.

Some people may not even cry out to God for help. So the fact that we do is never to be taken lightly. He wants us to go to Him for help!!

“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.” – Psalm 34:17, NIV

I don’t want to wait until things go south before I set Him in place to help me navigate through my life. That doesn’t seem considerate or very relational.
Especially if I have signed up for lifetime roadside assistance and eternity with Him.
It seems we are not utilizing all that is available to us as a son or daughter of God.
How would my father appreciate the fact that I only call him when I need something from him or help to get out of a bad situation?

What if I really took the verses I have memorized and positioned them to my front wheel alignment.

The Word of God becomes the driving force that leads me through each day.

For example I could use one I memorized in high school. Yes, in King James Version.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

I don’t have a need for a spare tire anymore.
All my tires go round and round on the Word of God in my lifetime. My warranty never expires and I am set up for Him directing my paths daily.

It only works if you are intentional and DAILY check the air in your tires.

No more need for a spare,
all four tires
filled with eternity air.

***these events were inspired by a Dr. Tony Evans daily shout out on KSBJ Christian radio in Houston, Tx

Light On,
Kelley Allison
John1:4-5